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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 21:39

Thanks nutcutlet. . The packet said to do this warm then cold cycle but I was afraid to kill the seedlings.. I've got more than enough germinated!.. never grown these before and have not found them in any local garden centres.. Thanks for the help.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 20:47

Still don't know what to do with my sea holly seedlings.. do I fridge them or not?.

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 20:04


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 17:52

I leave some dried grass from my clearing up on my bird table and balls of dog hair. It was a nice day so they also had a brush. The birds love it for the nests. I cleaned by bird houses out at Xmas and they had lovely furry nests!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 17:29

Been out in the garden all day..its cold but bright here in South Wales.  Finished all the pruning today, roses, grasses, honeysuckle, clematis all the normal stuff for this time of year. Greenhouse is overflowing, had to order some more staging today as my windowsills are also full. Sweet peas and geraniums are looking fab. The hubby has been finishing the second pond. He looked frozen stood in shorts in the water.....

Still don't know wet her to put my sea holly seedings back in the fridge as the packet states. Anybody know if I should. Loads have germinated

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 17:20

I love Monty and can't wait to see Nigel. He give me loads of inspiration  as do the other GW team. Maybe people that don't like him or any tv gardener lack the imagination to adapt the styles to suit their own gardens. Any body can copy but it's more fun to take ideas and turn the garden into your own bit of Chelsea!

Dug up roses

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 15:49

Put pepper around the plant. I get the same problem with rats, the dogs go out and dig up where ever a rat might have been

Filling raised beds

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 15:46

Horse manure in the base is good for nutrients and keeps the soil warmer as it decomposes.  And you can normally get it for free! I then buy topsoil from my local recycling plant to go on top.  If growing veg I  then put more manure over the top in the winter to rot down. Or scatter some around the plants in my flower border. Don't let fresh manure touch the actual plant though

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 15:36

I planted sea holly on 14th Feb and now I have loads of little seedlings..  The packet states that I have now got to put them in the fridge for 2 weeks then warm for 2 weeks then back in fridge for another 2 weeks.. as I have got all I need do I still have to do this cycle or is this cycle just for germination. I don't want to kill my seedlings in the fridge when they seem so healthy

help with yellow jasmine

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:11

Thanks all. I wasn't sure if it was the winter jasmine as it was in flower in June when I bought it.  I'll leave it alone for now and see what happens, just bought new obelisk for it. Looks lovely in the sun today 

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